Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are back in America after last year’s extremely successful tour. The mostly Australian group sold out every show on their North American stint last year, and in the wake of that triumph, they play Celebrate Brooklyn tonight. For a band that’s been making music for over thirty years, Nick Cave and his revolving cast of musicians have achieved a certain level of consistency on most of their releases. But their latest album, last year’s Push The Sky Away, was considered to be a return to good form after some mid-career missteps. Characterized as noir rock by Cave’s unexpected deployment of sexuality and lust at such an advanced age, the record was a critical success. At tonight’s outdoor show, audiences can expect a gloomy yet raucous performance of their goth-tinged rock. Devendra Banhart and Nicole Atkins open.
Sat., July 26, 7 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 23, 2014